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Developing Probiotic Mixes to Treat Intestinal Infections

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Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, said assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences Joy Scaria. His research seeks to identify probiotic mixes...
11-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Learning Life’s Lessons Through Renaissance Literature

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Though the Renaissance literature was written more than 400 years ago, English professor Bruce Brandt said, “Modern students can find lots of things that can lead them to be better people.” The Harvard graduate has authored two books, co-edited...
10-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Preventing Antibiotic-Induced Kidney Failure

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When associate professor of pharmacy practice Tadd Hellwig of South Dakota State University and three pharmacy colleagues at the Sanford USD Medical Center noticed that some hospital patients given two common antibiotics developed kidney failure,...
1-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researching Seabirds in Alaska

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Eagles feasting on winterkill fish aren’t an inspiring sight to most young women, but they were to Anne Schaefer. The outing was fieldwork for an ornithology class at South Dakota State University that set Schaefer on the path to becoming an avian...
24-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Students Plan 'Get FRUVED' Activities to Promote Healthy Campus Lifestyle

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Students at South Dakota State University are carving the pathway toward a healthier college experience with the Get FRUVED—Get your FRUits and VEgetables—social marketing campaign.
19-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increasing Gender Equity in Public Higher Education

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“Gender equity affects everyone,” pointed out sociology professor Meredith Redlin of South Dakota State University. She will lead a multi-institutional team of researchers who will examine employee policies and evaluations to identify gender...
14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trees Tell Story of Regreening of West African Grasslands

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Regrowth of trees explains why grasslands in western Africa known as the Sahel have recovered after devastating droughts in the 1970s and 1980s, according to South Dakota State University professor Niall Hanan. “Studies in the past have suggested...
5-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diverse Insect Population Means Fewer Pests in Cornfields

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Cornfields with a more diverse insect population have fewer problems with pests, according to a study done by U.S. Department of Agriculture agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren and South Dakota State University economics professor Scott Fausti. The...
2-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reinforcing Parenting Through Cooking

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Roasted vegetables, fruit salads and spinach smoothies can form the basis for a healthy meal and provide a chance to connect as a family. These are insights that 9- and 10-year-olds and their caregivers in South Dakota gained through iCook, a...
3-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

Turkey: Brewing Disorder, Baffling Priorities

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15-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Encouraging Advanced Care Planning Among Native Americans

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Three Lakota elders are discussing advanced care planning and wills with their peers on Pine Ridge and other South Dakota reservations through an outreach project done in collaboration with a South Dakota State University nurse-researcher. The...
15-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Developing Inclusive Community Means Embracing Diversity

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“Diversity and inclusion are not just about ethnicity,” said assistant education professor Christine Nganga, citing gender, abilities and disabilities, social and economic class and religion in addition to race. “It’s the interplay of all...
4-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

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A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data in the computer memory. Researchers from the South...
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

How Native American Students View Engineering

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Sparking interest in engineering among Native American youngsters—that’s the goal of a the National Science Foundations’ Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative, but as those involved will tell you, it’s a tough task. Two South Dakota State...
5-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST

Rehab Counselors Help Clients Find Work, Live Independently

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Rehabilitation counselors can help clients with physical or mental disabilities—or both, as is often the case—find employment and live independently, according to South Dakota State University professor Alan Davis. October is National...
27-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT

US Takes Leadership Role in Asia-Pacific Through New Trade Partnership

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16-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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